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How do you plow this driveway?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by riverwalkland, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    No, I have not been asked to, but I saw this at a local landscapers website... I would NOT want to plow this driveway...

  2. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    You do not plow it till at least 4 inches, and then you leave 2 inches on top of the grass strip. Just like a gravel drive.
  3. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Unless they want to pay for a 2" trigger and some reworking in the spring time ;)
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    That looks like a job for Super Plowers :salute:
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Hire someone with a snowblower.
  6. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    are you sure they only have that one drive?

    allot of times they have two and the drive like that thats only used in the summer the other is gravel or paved allot of homes here in mass on cape cod have them.

    try plowing a crushed shell driveway...ouch
  7. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I would say "no thank you, but if you find somebody that can do a good gob let me know so I can pass there number onto other people with similar drives".
  8. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Tell the owner make sure his 4 wheel drive is working.!
  10. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I have one driveway, don't know whats its called but the stone is like little tiny ball bearings. It's all smooth and about 1/4 inch is the biggest piece. I have one with the same stone but about 1/2 inch. They both stink, but none have grass.. I hope they have a second driveway to use...

    on another note, I'd hate to have to mow and weedwack that... rocks flying everywhere
  11. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    I don't string trim gravel drives, and when you mow up to or onto the drive, I do it at partial throttle. It keeps from picking up and flinging the stones.
  12. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Looks like an ornamental rear driveway/pathway. Main drive for cars is probably out front and we're looking at the back of the house. A real driveway that skinny would have crushed sides and the edge of the centerline would be beat up...its too neat to be a usable driveway.
  13. 54powerwagon

    54powerwagon Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    put your plow all the way down then sell him 30 tons of 57 lime stone in the spring then repeat next year.
  14. davink

    davink Member
    Messages: 50

    You do it with a shovel by hand at a rate of $1000.00 for the first two inches and increasing a hundred per inch after that!!
  15. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Yeah! It looks like they can afford it! :dizzy: LOL